Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Real Housewives of NJ Return for Season 6 July 13th: RHONJ Viewing Party at Pure Parsippany Doubles as Fundraiser for Dina Manzo's Project Ladybug and Deborah Hospital

Teresa Giudice and Dina Manzo at Project Ladybug Fundraiser
Article written by and photos by Suzanne Ordas Curry

THEY'RE BAAACCKKK!  Well, not all of them. RHONJ Caroline Manzo is off to do her own show, RHONJ Jacqueline Laurita is not returning and the Wakile Family and lively sister Rosie will have less air time. But we have Dina Manzo returning and some new ladies, Amber Marchese and a set of identical twins, Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea, adding to the mix this year.

Last year lacked that table-flippin drama we've all been accustomed too.. here's hoping the new chicks have some strong opinions and arms!

The ladies started their publicity tour already, appearing on fourth hour of The Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda. Dina, Amber and the twins sat on the couch and discussed the new season.

Dina Manzo at Goddess Night Out
What I like to hear is when people use their presence to forward a cause. Dina Manzo has Project Ladybug, a wonderful organization which fund programs for sick children and their families for several East Cost hospitals including St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson, NJ. I had heard that Amber was a breast cancer survivor, and she talked about it with the ladies on the Today Show, telling them that it would be part of the storyline. Amber talked how she wanted to bring awareness to the disease, which she said "could potentially save another life". You go girl!!

The twin sisters talked about how they were excited to be on TV and to do the show. Nicole said she thought  "it would be so much fun to do something with Teresa." They talked about who was going to get into the thick of things in the show, which prompted Teresa to say "I don't really tackle the issues, they find me!"

So, now there are two Teresas on the show. If you live in NJ, at least northern NJ, there are an awful lot of Teresa's, so it's not uncommon to have two Teresa's in a room or for that matter several Lisa's, Anthony's Michael's and Frank's.

New RHONJ are bookends to fan fave Rosie

The twins are from Colts Neck, NJ. All three ladies are friends of Melissa Gorga's. I went to a Fashion Show where the newcomers were appearing in Paramus, NJ this past spring and no one knew who they were. I think that's about to change.

If you are in the  North Jersey area, the Real Housewives of NJ are holding a Real Housewives Viewing Party at Pure Parsippany, 707 Route 46  in Parsippany, NJ. It goes from 1 pm to 10pm.  I am sure BRAVO will be playing on all TV's in the lounge, especially at 8pm when the season premiere airs. I am fairly certain it is probably the only time BRAVO will be on every TV in the lounge, maybe any lounge for that matter, but it certainly is a refreshing change from the proverbial sports rampant on the TV's in most bars.

This event promises to be a lot of fun and what I have found is that the RHONJ are all very personable and accessible at events like this and love chatting it up with anyone that introduces themselves. And to top it off this party acts as a fundraiser for Dina's Project Ladybug and the Deborah Hospital Foundation in Burlington County, NJ. This latter foundation has is well-known and respected in NJ and supports programs and care for people with heart, lung and vascular disorders. It has been in existence for decades.

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased here:

For more information on Project Ladybug click here:
For information on the Deborah Hospital Foundation click here: 

For all you RHONJ fans here some photos of the lovely ladies over the years. They were taken at events in NJ.

Note- you can use these photos as long as you credit me and don't sell them for profit.

You can also see some behind-the-scenes videos of the RHONJ on the SBTS Channel:


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